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  • By Lost Owl
    Sep 12, 2009
    "I liked it" I have read just about half of the book now. I'm reading it out loud to my kids, and they love it. The writing style is unique, and yes, there are plenty of mistakes in it, but I don't mind making some allowances for the author's age and inexperience. Books are about entertainment, and on that level, this book works. As an epic fantasy, it doesn't work, but as a parody of the LotR, it has literally reduced me to tears of laughter. Just a few gems: The medicine dudes at the House of Healing. The nurse. The hero remembering eating cheese as he wakes up to the sound of wind breaking around him. The polite Nazgul-like figures who apologize. Moreover, the list goes on! I will be reading the sequel.
  • By Joseph Conley
    Sep 6, 2009
    "Not impressed...." Well...after reading the preview I have to say this is probably one of the most blatant Lord of the Rings knockoffs I've ever seen. It is full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes that even the author should be able to catch. The writing itself is awkward and poorly constructed, and one can't help but notice that each event takes place with no real semblance of reality or continuity. The fight scene between the kings and the Dark Lord seems like an amateurish representation of the battle between Sauron, Gil-Galad, and Elendil. I don't even want to get into the fact that the Elvish language is simply English words reversed. Would it be so hard to come up with nonsense syllabes for your language? The fact that you managed to complete a book, at least, shows that you're dedicated, and you obviously like fantasy. Spend some time coming up with an original plot and write about it.
  • By Adam Harmon
    Aug 29, 2009
    "Re: I liked it" Thanks clipperton. It's nice to find some people who are willing to take it for what it is. It really means alot to me.
  • By Pepijn Krijnsen
    Jul 10, 2009
    "Re: Re: Not impressed...." I do agree on most parts with mister Conley's opinion on this book. I think spelling and grammar are of great importance in a good novel, and indeed you seem to make quite a few mistakes. Also, the build-up of quite a part of the sentences is not what I would call beautiful. On the other hand, I do have to add I didn't notice the Elven language is just English words reversed; I'm not British myself but still it didn't bother me a lot. About you saying mr. Conley only read the preview and not the complete book, that's no doubt true. But consider this: if the preview has the said downsides (poor spelling and grammar, not-so-original Elven language, little reality in the several scenes) why should the rest of the book be better? I don't think anyone would buy the book to give a good review if one didn't like the preview.
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Product Details

Edition
Master Edition
Publisher
Harmon Fantasy Books
Published
June 7, 2009
Language
English
Pages
417
Binding
Hardcover (casewrap)
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.39 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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